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  •  Just thinking (4+ / 0-)
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    terrypinder, Ginny in CO, kurt, figbash

    This might be the product of pressure (as in my example), but could also be the product of increased lubrication.  That is, the injected liquids could lubricate the faults (a bit) and make it easier for the accumulated strain to result in the initial movement.

    Just a thought.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 05:22:18 PM PDT

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    •  On the bottom of the first page of MJ article, (7+ / 0-)

      just below the very cool animated gif that really clarifies the whole sequence...

      Cliff Frohlich, associate director of the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas-Austin:

      There are faults most everywhere. Most of them are stuck, because rock on rock is pretty sticky. But if you pump a fluid in there to reduce the friction, they can slip."
      Especially when it is a lot of fluid over long periods.

      That is a very good article. Bill McKibben even left a compliment in the comments.

      I think Gov Frackenlooper needs to be asked if he has read the Geology article. He will probably delay as much as all the industry people that didn't want to talk to the MJ author.

      I gather Cheney is mostly in VA. Any chance his property is near wells and faults? WY or VA.

      Also, too, in terry's 11/11/11 diary

      I like proof. Good old fashioned peer-reviewed Proof. It's sexy.
      YES!  And that hand drawing is better than anything I saw in the Picasso Museum in Japan. (My sister and I agreed we had refrigerator art that was as good or better.) Unlike science, art is a matter of personal taste. ;)

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 02:14:22 AM PDT

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